Wait….wait just a minute. Time out!
Before I get into the more formal portion of this page, I feel like I need to get some information out up front (it actually appears a little later in the page – but I’m thinking that I could save us all some time if I add it here first)
Thanks for your interest in submitting a guest post to DIYMarketers. On this page you’ll find answers to the most common questions that our guest authors ask. In addition to that, you’ll also find guidelines for submitting and writing articles that really get a lot of exposure.
DIYMarketers is committed to providing easy-to-do articles about marketing strategy to small business owners, entrepreneurs and marketeters inside small organizations.
A small business expert in some area of marketing. At this time we’re especially interested in two categories of authors; marketing experts and small business owners who would like to share their diymarketing strategies and experiences. The idea is to build relationships with regular contributors who become active members of the community.
DIYMarketers is a community of small business owners, CEO and entrepreneurs who wear lots of hats and are looking for easy, how-to-articles and tips to help their business get customers, keep customers and make more money with less effort.
The best way to submit a guest post is to send an email to info@DIYMarketers.com that includes the following:
If we accept you as a guest author, you will be contacted via email.
We are not accepting any articles from agencies, freelance writers or SEO organizations or PR/media companies on behalf of clients who are looking to build links for their clients.
100% Original Content: DIYMarketers will only publish original content that has not been published elsewhere or will NOT be published anywhere else online. Of course, you are absolutely free to re-purpose content you’ve already written, but the content must be 100% original.
Educational and Informational articles ONLY: Publishing a guest post on DIYMarketers is a terrific opportunity to share your expertise and experience with an audience of small business owners and entrepreneurs. We will not accept any articles that are promotional or contain advertising messages that link to offers, products or services that are irrelevant to the content or the audience.
Over the years, we’ve published hundreds of articles on topics related to small business marketing. As far as topics go — just about anything related to the overall subject of marketing goes. Here are just a few suggestions as far as topics go:
The articles that do best are those that take the time to focus on the audience and the challenges that they often have in putting the advice in the article to use. For example, rather than just telling readers to “create videos” – think about the reader who has never considered using video and if they have — they thought it was just too hard and technical.
Keep your article between 500 and 800 words. If your article is longer than that – think about breaking it up into a series of posts.
We love links to awesome resources. We HATE links (and articles) whose only purpose is to build links to some obscure site.
Be yourself! DIYMarketers is a friendly and casual place and while we are all smart folks – if a 12 year old doesn’t understand what you wrote, chances are we won’t have the time to figure it out either. So feel free to let your “freak-flag fly” (as I heard in a commercial one day)
While we usually like to leave articles as written by our authors, we may get in there and make changes for grammer, adjust your title or tighten up the article in some small way. We do this because we have a formula that works and we want to make sure that your article (and you, of course) are seen in the best possible light.